nativism

People who oppose immigration because they feel their culture will be lost or blended in with a new one can be said to believe in nativism.

There have been times in history that nativism allowed a culture to survive, particularly Native American Indian tribes. When the dominant group practices nativism, however, the result looks a lot like a hatred or fear of people who look different, speak a different language, and hold different beliefs than the majority of people.

Primary Meanings of nativism

1.
n
the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation)
2.
n
(philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate
Full Definitions of nativism
1

n the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation)

Type of:
social policy
a policy of for dealing with social issues
2

n (philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate

Type of:
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

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